Time for this week’s round-up of the best of the blog posts which I’ve read over the past week. These are the posts that have moved me, taught me something, inspired me, and that I’ve wanted to share with you. Don’t forget that if you have written a post that you would like readers to see, just leave a comment below.
Carolyn poses an interesting question this week – which is worse for patients? Diagnostic uncertainty or unwarranted certainty?
In her latest post, Jo Ann reflects how “cancer has definitely been an adverse condition in my life, but despite it–and in some cases because of it–my life has often bloomed..”
Becky shares the themes she chose to write about in her new book, “Never Knew I Wanted to be a Breast Cancer Survivor.”
Tips on Surviving Breast Cancer on managing chemotherapy.
Rod‘s latest post concerns institutional gender discrimination toward men with breast cancer.
Abigail posts her reflections after speaking on a panel during the 2022 HLTH Conference.
The latest episode of Our MBC Life’s podcast focuses on systemic racism and how it affects what Black patients learn about clinical trials for metastatic breast cancer. See also Martha’s latest Cure post on clinical trial diversity.
Barbara shares her plans to make these holidays her best ever and Sheri posts advice on how to manage thorny relationships during the holidays.
Super guest post on Chris‘ blog on the power of the spoken word to heal or harm.
Finally this week, I leave you with a poem written by Audrey.
Breast cancer is a thief
Stealing peace of mind
Stealing future dreams
Breast cancer changes your body
Changes your hopes
Changes your friendships
Changes your energy
Breast cancer makes you grieve
for so many things
But – cancer showed me I’m loved
and I’m so grateful for that
At the end -and the beginning and all way through
it’s really only love that matters.
Until next week,
Yours with much love always
Hello Marie and thanks so much for sharing my post on diagnostic uncertainty vs. unwarranted certainty. It’s such an important distinction – especially in women. Yet sometimes that remarkably confident response can be remarkably wrong.
Take care – Happy Christmas to you! ♥
Another super post Carolyn